THE 23st fan who stars in the Vindaloo soccer anthem remake said yesterday: “They wanted a fat lad and I was in the pub.”
Shirtless dad-of-four Paul Richardson, 40, led a 250-strong parade in the hit online clip. He said: “I got home and it was all over the internet.
“My wife b*****ked me and said, ‘Why didn’t you blend in at the back?’ But it’s hard to at 23st.”
Pub boss Tim Burgess, 29, who helped set up the flash mob in Leek, Staffs, said: “It’s unreal how it’s taken off.”
The 1998 Fat Les original was written by comic actor Keith Allen.